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The Black Swan

Steenberg, The Black Swan 2017

R220

3 in stock

Notes

The oldest registered farm in the Cape, Steenberg Vineyards produces a range of much-loved wines through a process of environmentally considerate and dedicated winemaking. From vine to bottle, Steenberg’s wines are primed to produce an experience that evokes the unique terroir of the estate.

Tasting notes:
'After explosive 16, 17 subtler marriage of top 2 vineyards, but by no means less complex. Green fig & apple, nettle & grapefruit notes, & a vital seam of acidity. None of the usual (unwooded) semillon; breadth comes from 8 months on lees.' – Platters Wine Guide 2019, 5*

'The Black Swan 2017 shows notes of lime zest, lemongrass, white grapefruit and nettle on the nose, while the palate complements the aromas with white peach, spicy green peppercorn, tart passion fruit, candied lemon and fresh fig leaves. A nervous acidity accompanies the full, unctuous palate due to extended lees contact in tank. This is a great food wine and will reward cellaring between 10 – 20 years.' – Winemaker

The oldest registered farm in the Cape, Steenberg Vineyards produces a range of much-loved wines through a process of environmentally considerate and dedicated winemaking. From vine to bottle, Steenberg’s wines are primed to produce an experience that evokes the unique terroir of the estate.

Tasting notes:
'After explosive 16, 17 subtler marriage of top 2 vineyards, but by no means less complex. Green fig & apple, nettle & grapefruit notes, & a vital seam of acidity. None of the usual (unwooded) semillon; breadth comes from 8 months on lees.' – Platters Wine Guide 2019, 5*

'The Black Swan 2017 shows notes of lime zest, lemongrass, white grapefruit and nettle on the nose, while the palate complements the aromas with white peach, spicy green peppercorn, tart passion fruit, candied lemon and fresh fig leaves. A nervous acidity accompanies the full, unctuous palate due to extended lees contact in tank. This is a great food wine and will reward cellaring between 10 – 20 years.' – Winemaker

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PG 5*

Country

ZA

Region

Constantia

Style

White

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